Muscat: Oman Tourism College (OTC) has announced its support as Gold Sponsor at Oman’s leading food and hospitality show, Food & Hospitality Oman (FHO). The FHO is an annual international exhibition that not only focuses on Oman’s food and hospitality industry but also promotes industry interactions and networking. The three-day event, accompanied by the Food Safety Oman Conference, will be held from October 14-16, 2019 and is recognised as the benchmark for food and hospitality exhibitions in the sultanate.
FHO features more than 400 brands as exhibitors from 20 countries worldwide, offering OTC a platform to exhibit its proficiency within hospitality academia. Holding the accolade of the only college in Oman that is fully specialized in tourism and hospitality, OTC will serve as one of the main sponsors of the event in a bid to showcase to and engage local, regional and global industry professionals and enthusiasts.
Asim Al Maimani, Head of Department of Hospitality Studies, OTC, said, “With our participation at the FHO, our aim is to expand awareness of our varied offerings within the hospitality sector to encourage more participants to realise their dreams and aspirations within the industry. As Oman’s only specialised college for tourism, it is also essential for us to stay on trend with industry protocols and practises.” He added “The event is a prodigious platform because it supports interaction with professionals worldwide who are active in their respective fields, and an ideal initiative that provides our students the chance to get valuable information on latest developments in the tourism and hospitality industry locally and globally.”
OTC strives to prepare the youth to be an integral part of the Sultanate’s vision in a diversified economy with a strong focus on tourism and hospitality. In addition to the Diploma and BSc programs the College offers, the Training & Professional Development Unit at OTC offers vocational and short courses such as culinary, food & safety, waiter, front-desk, customer service, along with etiquette & protocol amongst others. The College also provides auxiliary management services by providing catering and rental facilities, and consultation options on menu creation for F&B businesses.
Oman Tourism College (OTC) was established in 2001 and is located in the heart of Oman’s capital, Muscat, opposite Muscat International Airport. The College, the one and only educational institution in the Sultanate specializing in tourism and hospitality, offers programmes and courses aimed to develop human resources for the growing tourism, hospitality, events and related sectors. As part of OMRAN’s portfolio of companies, OTC’s mission and vision are in line with the Oman Tourism Strategy, with the clear objective of OTC playing its part in providing a well-trained and qualified workforce for the Sultanate in the tourism, hospitality and events sectors.
Students can study for their undergraduate degrees in the fields of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Event Management, Tourism Marketing or Business Enterprise with pathways in Service Management or Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which are delivered by using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, many of which are unique to the OTC. A range of professional development and vocational courses which can be tailored to meet the particular needs of clients are also included in OTC’s portfolio.
Students of OTC can enjoy an international learning environment, while strengthening the Sultanate’s tourism industry with an enthusiastic and forward-looking workforce. Staff from 16 different nationalities, moderate study fees, part-time and full-time study options or language modules in French, German or Russian are just some of the assets of OTC. All undergraduate programmes are quality approved by Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Ireland.
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